Gates will open at 9:00 am on Saturday, July 13, 2024. The Homesteader Parade will start at 11:00 am, with the route going right through Homesteader Park. The theme for 2024 is still TBD. A $75 cash prize will be given for first place in the following categories: (1) floats, (2) old cars and restored autos and trucks, (3) machinery, (4) horse units and riders, and (5) marching units. No preregistration. Register on July 13th only at the registration table. A parade number will be assigned at the time of registration. Line up will begin at the east side of the park at 10:15 am. Click the button below to download the parade registration form.
Be sure to stick around after the parade for some great food and entertainment, including carnival games, carnival rides for smaller children, bingo, Fun on the Farm, a live band in the beer garden, and a teen dance. Lions Club will be serving their famous BBQ Beef and BBQ Chicken dinners. Local organizations will be serving hamburgers, tacos, nachos, pie and ice cream, and soft drinks. The Beer Garden will be open from 10:00 am to 12:30 am with live music at 8:00 pm, and fireworks will be shot off at dusk. Click here to learn more about all the Homesteader Days festivities.